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For the Enclave researchers, see Enclave scientist (Fallout 3).

Various scientists are found dead across the Capital Wasteland.


Scientists are people who love to find reason in everyday occurrences, whether it be from physics, chemistry, biology or anything in between. However, in this pursuit for excessive knowledge about these occurrences, it can blow up in their faces... sometimes quite literally.


  • One scientist is located in a truck on a highway south of Raven Rock. If the player approaches the truck, an explosion goes off inside the truck and the body of a scientist flies out the back, off the bridge. He is carrying a Big Book of Science.
  • Another scientist can be found outside Vault 87. This female scientist was probably killed by the huge amount of radiation which lingers outside the Vault entrance.
  • Yet another scientist is found dead in a wastelander camp behind a large body of water. The body of a drowned raider can be found near the bloody corpses of the scientist and a wastelander, implying that he murdered them.
  • The final scientist is found dead near a dumptruck in Greener Pastures disposal site. She is found lying near a pile of radioactive barrels and a Big Book of Science is found next to her corpse.

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Apparel Weapon Other items On death
Scientist outfit - Sensor module
Big Book of Science


Apparel Weapon Other items On death
Radiation suit - Sensor module
2 surgical tubings


The female scientists' radiation suits grant them +100% radiation resistance.


Scientists appear in all Fallout games, but these only appear in Fallout 3.